As I mentioned in a recent message, I plan to post various record series on this forum for the use and benefit of all Patton researchers.Today I shall post all the Patton records I have dug up from several sources concerning the Revolutionary War records in Pennsylvania.We are very fortunate that Pa kept many records at the time. The main problem facing the Patton researcher is that there was a lot of duplication of records as well as many men of the same name living in various parts to Pa, so it is VERY EASY to mix up your RW ancestor's service.
To deal with that problem I spent a lot of time comparing the service rosters for a given company, with the extant tax lists (of which there are plenty) to try to determine the area a given company was recruited from.This work is not complete and if anyone wishes to add to it of point out errors please do so!
Here follow about 14 pp of text:
Revolutionary War Records found in the [printed] "Pennsylvania Archives"(183)
Records are listed here as printed, chronologically.The printed index to the fifth series is printed in Series 6, in 3 volumes.NOTE- several hundred index cards for men named Patton (Patten, etc) showing Rev war service in Penna are found online atwww.digitalarchives.state.pa.usComparison of these index cards with the printed records shows that in addition to muster rolls, depreciation pay lists, etc, other sources were used for the index cards, including fine books, court records, etc.This site explains the nature of the various record series.In addition some muster lists not printed in the Penna Archives were printed by Egle in his “notes and queries”, and doubtless some local historical societies have other lists.It will thus be seen that the Rev War military records of Pennsylvania are a huge treasure trove and it would take much time and dedication to track down all possible records for a given individual.Many men, especially officers, appear multiple times in the records, sometimes in different organizations.In the fifth series alone there are some 75 citations for“John Patton”,pertaining to perhaps some 21 different men, according to one thoughtful article.
Organization of the records:
THIRD SERIES Vol xxiii.Naval records; Rangers on the Frontiers; Muster lists; pensioners pp 469-610; Cumberland militia 611-807.
vol I- Naval records
vol II- Penna Battalions in Continental Line, Battalions 1 through 4
vol III Penna Continental Line, 5-12 Battalions, misc regt’s.
vol IV Depreciation Pay, misc reg’ts
Vol V Militia of Bedford, pp 1-122; Berks, 123-299; Bucks, 300-448; Chester, p 449-888.
Vol VI Militia of Cumberland Co
VolVII, LancasterCo Militia and Associators.
Vol VIII Northampton Co
SIXTH SERIES (later volumes deal with the War of 1812)
vol I Militia lists, Philadelphia
vol II Militia Lists, Washington and York Co. 1776-
vol III Militia Rolls 1783-1790, various counties. Bucks pp 55-120, Chester p 121-345, Cumberland 347- , Franklin;Lancaster 453-634. Montgom 639-743
Penna Archives series 3 vol xxiii
274 Rangers on the Frontiers, 1778-1783.William PATTON etc
292 Rangers on Frontiers- Richard Patton, Northampton Co.
319 Capt John Vanmeter- Westmoreland Rangers. Joseph PATTON [b ca 1747 Ire, marr Sarah Weir]
448 Capt. Hugh McAlister’s Company of Cumberland Co Militia- James PATTON, William PATTON, Samuel Beatty, Ebenezer Beatty, ...(cf Ser 5 vol VI p. 121)
532 Penna pensioners- Juniata County- William PATTON, private and QM, Penna Militia, age 74, 1 March 1834 [born 1758, md Margt Silvers]
other records in vol xxiii-
Isaac Patton p 229 336 458
James Patton p 220 262 263 264 288 346 347 438 703
John Patton p 195 197 220 252 259etc etc
Joseph Patton 228 319 452 617 690 710 713 794
Robert Patton 379 383 438 452 708 744 785
Thomas Patton 258 322 334 458
Pa Archives Series 5 Vol. I.
407 Ship’s registers- Oct 22, 1773. Brigantine “Betsy” Master John PATTON and 5 others.
632 Letters of Marque.June 9 (1781). Armed boat “Friendship”. Owners James Craig Jr and John PATTON
Pa Arch Ser 5 vol II [CONTINENTAL LINE]
38 Col. William Thompson’s Battalion of Riflemen.Capt Geo Nagel’s Co. (1777)mention of Col John Patton’s Regt. [Col John Patton b 1745 Sligo, Ire, m Jane Davis, d 1804]
215 6th BATTAL.Roll of Capt Moses McClean’s Co. He was comm. 9 Jan 1776, died at Chillicothe Oh Aug 25, 1810, aged 73.1st Lt Garnet Eichelbarger of York Co Pa.Ens Robert Hopes. Pvts- John PATTEN, John Simonton, Henry Tibbens, etc. [Checking against tax lists it appears this company was composed of men from various counties so there is no clue as to where this John P was from]
257 Roster of Field and Staff Officers, Pa SECOND BATTALION. John PATTON appointed 13 March 1776; 11 Jan 1777. Promoted Col. of one of 16 “additional regiments” by Gen Geo Washington.
452 Officers of SECOND BATT Pa Rifle Regt., 4 Oct 1776. Present and fit for duty- Maj John PATTON.
453 same as p 452.
635 FIRST BATTALION. Dates of commission. # 58. Capt Robert PATTON, 1 March 1780.
660 FIRST BATTAL.Capt Henry Miller’s Company. 24 Nov. 1776: privates included-
John PATTON, enlisted 13 May 1776.Others on list- Robt Armor, Christopher Bittinger, Abel Evans, Joshua Minshell, Michael Quin, Tobias Tanner. Some men identified on tax lists but no clear pattern emerged.
669 FIRST BATT.Sgts John Leiper, Thos Fannern.1778-79.Pvts John PATTON; Christ. Bettinger, Robt Minor,Saml Silas, Francis Ennis etc. [ A Francis Ennis was in Lack Twp, Cumberland Co in 1778 along w/ a Jas PATTON, andlived long enough to receive a pension. There is no clear idea as to where these men came from.]
673 FIRST BATT. Capt __ Hamilton’s Company. ? dateSgts James Franer, James Welch.Pvt John PATTON.This is clearly NOT the same John Patton as on pp 660or 669, no names recur.
734 FIRST BATT.Sgt Patrick Preston.Pvt John PATTON was enlisted July 27, 1777, “wounded at Kingsbridge, transferred to chief’s guards, reenlisted Nov. 29, 1781, and remained in chief’s guards”. SEE entry below vol III p 935 for more details on this man.
Pa Arch Ser 5 vol III [CONTINENTAL LINE]
101 The Sixth Regt, with 3rd, 9th, 12th was attached to a division composed chiefly of Jersey Troops.
131 SIXTH PA. REGT, 1778. Capt. John Doyle’s Co., commanded by Lt Col. Josiah Harman, 9 Sept 1778. (A JHarman was warranted land in Northumberland Co later)Sgt George Eberley on furlough to --- (on 1773 Mannheim Tp Lanc Co tax list) Corpl Danl Kenney. Fifer Geo Summers (a man of this name found on Chester Co records)
Privates- James PATTON, on command at Hackensack.Abram Griffiths, on command, surveying. Alexdr McCean, on command, to Lancaster.Jas Maroney (on 1779 tax list Lanc Borough). John Benn, on command at Lancaster. [This regt probably raised at Lancaster town based on tax lists.]
150 SIXTH PA.1780.James PATTON present, sick.3 yrs.John Murray killed at the surprise 15 Apr, Paramus.
167 SIXTH Pa regt. 17 Jan. 1781.Col Richard Humpton, Lt Col. Stephen Bayard, Maj James Greer, Capt Robert PATTON, of the TENTH Penna, 1 March 1780. 8 other Capts listed.Among the privates was James PATTON who enl Doyle’s Co, Lancaster in 1776, discharged Fishkill hosp in NY 10 May 1779, and residing in Greenwood Tp, Mifflin Co in 1813. [Col Bayard died in Pittsburg in 1816- biog in Boston Record, 10 Jan 1816.James Patton on 1800 Mifflin census. In 1820 a Robt Patton was in Greenwood Twp, b 1775-94, but not James]
184 SIXTH Rgt. NCO’s and privates of 6th regt James PATTON, enlisted in[John] Doyle’s Co., Lancaster, 1776. Discharged at Fishkill hospital NY 10 May 1779.Resided Greenwood Twp. Mifflin Co in 1813.
194 duplicates pp 167, 184
382NINTH Penna Regt.(history of same appears on p. 379)Reference to Col John PATTON’s regt.
460-471Detailed history of TENTH regt.Dec. 1776- June 1777. 321 mustered, 233 brought into the field. Recruiting officers included 2nd Lt __ PATTON....
469 Roster of Field and Staff officers- Richard Humpton, from old 11th Pa Regt., July 1, 1778; transferred to 6th Pa on 17 Jan. 1781.Capt Robert PATTON, 1 March 1780.John Steele.
479 TENTH.2nd Lieut Robert PATTON, 10 April 1777.
483 undated roster of recruiters
491 TENTH Pa regt, Col Richard Humpton, 6 Capt’s including Harmon Stout; 8 Lts, incl. Robert PATTON, (comm.) Oct 17, 1777. (This list repeated on p 492.)
493-4. TENTH Regt, Col R Humpton. “State of the officers of the 10th regt from 1 Jan 1777 to June 24 1778, when it was incorporated with the 11th Penna Regt”... Robert PATTON,Comm 2nd LtApr 10, 1777, promoted Oct 17,1777 to 1st Lt vice Lt Schrack, promoted.
495 TENTH - Ens. William Orr 1776, promoted 17 Oct 1777 to 2nd Lt vice Lt. PATTON, who was promoted. [Orr was] cashiered.
512 TENTH regt. “The Major’s Company” First Lt Robert PATTON, comm Oct 17, 1777.
534 Capt Lieut. Robert PATTON promoted to Capt. 1st March 1780, vice Capt [Harman] Stout, [who] resigned
557 TENTH REG.Capt. Robert PATTON’s Company of Foot. Roster- June-July-Aug 1780.Sgt. Thomas Burns.
558 (Same Co- June thru Aug 1780) total 28 men.
579TENTH Pa Regt. John PATTON, resident of Bucks Co Pa in 1835, age 80. (Hence born abt . 1755)
NOTE- all the above citations to Robert Patton of tenth regt appear to be the same man.
Pa Arch Ser 5 vol III [CONTINENTAL LINE] continued
588-9 ELEVENTH PA. REGT Raised 27 Sept 1776, incorporated into the 10th Pa on 24 June 1778.First Lieut Robert PATTON, from 2nd Lt.Captured and not exchanged until 3 Jan 1781. On 1 Feb 1781 Col. Humpton certifies that he was entitled to a Captaincy upon the resignation of Capt George Ross, on 1 April 1778. “Col. Richard Humpton was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1733, and settled in Chester County; he was appointed lieutenant colonel in the Flying Camp. July 16, 1776, from which he was transferred to the Colonelcy of the Eleventh; at the close of the war he was col. of the Second; he was Adjutant General of Pennsylvania under Governor McKean, and died Dec. 21, 1804, and was buried in the Friends’ grave-yard, at Caln, in Chester county.”
590 30 Sept 1776. 2nd Lt Robt PATTON promoted to 1st Lt
608 2nd Lt Robert PATTON taken a prisoner at Fort Washington (date?)
626- Corpl Anthony Patton resided in Adams Co Penna in 1786.
654- Patton, Anthony, age eighteen, 5ft 11", blacksmith, Nov. 11, 17__ (not dated, maybe 1777?)
752-8History of Col. John PATTON’s Regiment.(detailed history)?Lt William PATTON, killed at Germantown.
737 On 11 Jan 1777 Gen Washington issued commissions to raise two new regiments, to Col Thomas Hartley’s Regiment.(merged with Col John Patton’s regiment of Miles’ Rifle) These regiments suffered heavily at Brandywine, and were incorporated into other regiments...
755-8Col John PATTON’s regiment?..
838 Penna Regt of Cavalry, Col Stephen Moylan (Indep Organization)4th Reg’t Light Dragoons.3rd Troop.
James PATTON, enlisted 30 Jan. 1777.
849 NCO’s and privates in Col. Stephen Moylan’s 4th Regiment, Light Dragoons?30 Jan. 1777.
James PATTON, Thomas PATTON
935 Commander-in-Chief’s Guards.Lt William Colfax, comm’d.John PATTON, 1st Regiment, 27 July 1777. [This was an elite corps, originally all native-born Virginians.A history of the Guard is given in “Historical Magazine”, NY, May 1858.
1099 Muster roll of men who belonged to the company of Artillery Artificers under command of Gen. Knox. Master-smith Michael Engel, Reading, 1777-1781 (ca 35 names, mostly men from Philad.. Signed, F PATTON, Capt. Artillery Artificers. Burlington, 1 June 1782.
NOTE- as a practical matter it is not possible generally to state where men serving in the Continental Line livedat the time of enlistment unless they lived long enough to apply for a pension and gave that information.
Pa Archives Series 5 vol IV
I.Depreciation Pay- Continental Line
1121st regtPvt John PATTON
1546th regtPATTON, Capt Robert
17310th regtCapt Robert PATTON
180 Eleventh Regt, Continental line.Depreciation pay, undated
Patton, Anthony corpl and private
Patton, Robert (Capt)
NOTE- An Anthony Patton marr ca 1792 Nancy Elizabeth Wood Mathes; died before the 1830 census, and is buried in the Jonesboro (Jefferson Co.) Tenn cemetery.His grave marker says he was a Rev War Vet.
II Depreciation pay- Militia
265Berks Co.pvt John PATTON
300 Cumberland Co (long list)PATTON, Hugh pvtJames pvtJohn pvtJohn, lt.Thomas, pvtWilliam, pvt.
309Lancaster Co..PATTON, John , Capt. (surprisingly short list.
339Northampton Co.Pvt Samuel PATTON(long list)
376Northumberland Co. PATTON, James pvt
PATTON, John, pvt
PATTON, John, pvt (Robinson’s Rangers)
387Philadelphia City Militiapvt John PATTON
451 Westmoreland CoPATTON Thos
Pvt Joseph PATTON
Thos PATTON (estate of)pvt., Gutherie’s Rangers
475 York Co militiapvt Anthony PATTON
636 Rangers on the Frontier who received pay for their services(undated)
Cumberland Co- PATTON, pvt Jamespvt John PATTONLt John PATTONpvt Thomas PATTON,pvt William PATTON
643 Rangers- Lanc Co.Capt John PATTON
646 Northampt Copvt James PATTON, pvt John PATTON
90 Northumberland Copvt James PATTON, pvt John PATTON
752 Westmoreland Co Rangers
PATTON, Isaac pvt (estate of)
PATTON, Joseph pvt
PATTON, Thomas pvt
772 Robinson’s RangersPATTON, John
5Pennsylvania Archives Series 5 Volume V-Militia and Associators of Several Counties
22 BERKS Co militia. Fifth Battalion.Officers- Col. John PATTON, Lt Col John Rice. “Delegates of Associated Battalions held at Lancaster on 4 July 1776".
138 BERKS Co. Associators, chosen on 5th Dec 1774- Committee of Observation, John PATTON.
149 BERKS Co Batt of Foot- Col. John PATTON’s Battalion, 24 Aug 1776.
225 BERKS Co Fifth Batt.Lt Col John PATTONdate?
293 BERKS Co.Payroll of Lt Jas Gleave’s detachment of B. Co Mil. guarding convention prisoners. Private John PATTON, 63 days in service, to 17 Feb 1782.( This is NOT Col John as in prior citations).
505 CHESTER Co Mil.Birmingham Company, Capt Simonson. Class 4. Pvts.Patrick Kogen, Thos Frame, Aaron Cattle, Jacob Bennett, John PATTON. Date not given. (see p 567 also) NOTE-Birmingham Tp is on Brandywine Cr next to Delaware Co.
520 CHESTER CO.West Nottingham Company [1777; likely 2nd BATT 3rd company by comparison with adjacent lists]. Capt Ephraim Blackburn, First Lt Daniel Ewing, John PATTON, James PATTON, David Mulveen, Thomas, John, William and Thos Sr Coulston, Wm McIlwain, John McElhenny. abt 80 pvts. total. [David Mulvane md Magdalen Patton, sister to John and James]
521 CHESTER CO. EAST NOTTINGHAM CO of Militia. [undated but apparently 5 May 1776 based on surrounding lists- likely 2nd BATT].Capt Joseph Gardner, pvts Henry McCormack etc.(Henry marr Mary Patton , will proved 1795 OXF Twp); James and John Colvin, John and Francis Erwin. [James Patton probably md Ann Erwin; John Colvin marr Elizabeth Patton, his sister]
524 Capt David Hays Company.Pvts Robert Colvin Sr and Jr. John McElvain [= Mulvane], Archibald McKissick.[These men have ties to Wm Patton Sr. who d ca 1761 Lower Oxford Twp] SEE p 590 infra
567 CHESTER CO. THIRD BATTAL.4th Company, Birmingham.Capt Edw Simonson. Pvts Patrick Koger, John PATTON.
590 CHESTER CO.,IV Battalion.Muster roll of Capt James McDowell’s Co. of IV Batt held on 14 Sept 1776.Sgts Chas Ramsey, Ezekial Hopkins [1785 Oxford tax], John Arnell, Lt David Hayes.Pvts John PATTON, David Edmiston [1774 W Nott tx], Robert Buntin [1774 Oxford tx], Henry Ewing Jr & Sr, Solomon Coventry, Andrew Lowrey [1785 Oxford Tp], David Watt [1785 Oxford Tp]etc etc. [Clearly this regt recruited from Oxford and W Nottingham townships. John Patton swore an affidavit in Harrison Co Va on 21 Aug 1832 that he served 3 months under Jas McDowell in fall of 1776, mentions later service underCapt David Hayes- see p 524 supra]
629 CHESTER CO. Capt Evan Anderson’s Co., West Whitelaw and North Goshen, for the forepart of 1781.In 5th class- John Quin, Christopher Byerly, Arthur Ellis, Thomas PATTON.
713 Return of UPPER DARBY Company of Chester Co “Melitia” for the year 1780, commanded by Col. Caleb Davis....Pvts included Thomas PATTON and about 100 others.
862 CHESTER CO LIGHT HORSE.1781 (very small company).Capt Alexd Johnson, Col John Hannum.3rd “Battalion”: John PATTON, Joseph Guest, Jonathan Stroud. (Only 3 men in group).
Penna Archives, Series 5, Vol. VI.CUMBERLAND COUNTY MILITIA
[In 1781 Pattons were living in ten different townships in this huge county, per tax lists]
4 Cumberland Co Wagon-Masters (undated).James PATTON, 6 others.
6 Cumberland Co- officers in service 1776. About 30 Captains, including Samuel PATTON, 5 July 1776.
56 FIRST BATTALION.Capt Harrell’s Co. Lt Wm Rea. Pvts- John PATTON et al.1778
91 First Battalion, 7th Company, Cumberland Co. Militia, Lieut Col. James Johnston.Aug 18, 1780.
Capt. John Woods. Ensign Robt McClellan[ ANTRIM TWP per comparison with tax lists]
Privates in 4th class- Joseph PATTON.Robert PATTON.Jas Woods, Robt Gordon, Michael McDonall
104 FIRST BATT. 7th CO. Capt John Woods, Lt Jac Stotler. Pvts Joseph PATTEN, Robort PATTEN (sic)
121 Capt Hugh McAlister’s Company, Aug-Oct 1781.Pvts include- James PATTON, William PATTON, Ebenezar Larrimer, John Nelson, John Keplar, Jas Winning. [These names-other than the Pattons- found in Greenwood and Fermanaugh Twps in contemporary tax lists. Greenwood was later in Mifflin Co. James Patton was b Ire abt 1747, died Greenwood Twp abt 1818]
160 SECOND BATT.(3rd class) Capt William Donaldson, Oct 1777.(Mentioned in the will of James Ramsey of West Pennsboro Twp, 1792] John PATTON, Hugh PATTON. [Hugh P was warr 120 ac in W Pennsb 6-1776] Yargle Coiner, Geo Loudermilch....
161 SECOND BATT., (6th class). Jan 1778. Capt Thos Gibson. NOT the same list as p 160!Pvt John PATTON Sr.
172 SECOND BATTAL. (5th Company). [WEST PENNSBORO-see p 194] Capt James Irwin, Lieut John PATTON, Ens. Alexdr Patterson. Commissions all dated 10 May 1780.
179 SECOND battalion, 3rd Co.8 Sept 1781 “all white male persons between 18 and 53" living in district, about 70 men. Capt. Jas Douglass
NCO- Wm Patten, Clerk; Thos McCamon, Sergt.
Pvts:NOTE- all the following are on 1785 MIDDLETON TWP tax list, Cumberland Co, including Jas Douglas!Robert PATTON,Mathew Gregg,Ross Mitchell,Jos Mitchell,Henry McQuownGeo Wetzel[William Patton b 10 Apr 1758, m Margaret Silvers; d Juniata Co.; his brother Robert b 25 Dec 1762 at Carlisle, d ___ Five sons- who are they??]
187 SECOND BATT., 2nd Class, Cumberland Militia, tour of duty June 27, 1781. Capt ___; pvts William PATTON, Mathew Adams, William Curry, Abr Longbridge, Philip Dovey, etc etc
194 SECOND BATT., (5th co.) dated 10 Sept. 1781.
Capt 5th class James Irwin [on W PENNSBORO. tax lists]
Lt. 6th class John PATTON [probably the man who wit will of John Miller 1775, John P’s will dated 1783]
Ens. 8th class Alexander Patterson.
Sgts Patrick Murdoch, John Mitchell, John Lamsen
Clerk Saml Donald
Almoner David Blain [exec of Wm Lamond at Big Spring, W Penns Twp 1769]
Adjutant Daniel Boil; [wit will of Allen Leeper of W Penns 14 July 1788]
Privates:2nd class- William PATTON (cf pg 187 supra)
3rd class- Wm McCall [witnessed 1789 will of John PATTON]
4th class- John PATTON Jr.“Irish”
Allen Leeper, Charles Leeper [wit John Patton will]
5th class- William PATTON. Note: two men of this name lived in W Penns at this time. One was named bro of John [will 1789]
244 4th BATT, 1st Class 1777. John PATTEN, Mathias Kipler, Andrew Kidlinger, Samuel Tennis, ....
258 4th BATT, 1st class July 1778. Capt John Williams, 1st Lt Jacob Hayning,. Pvts John PATTEN, Saml Otter, Hugh Sharon, Gabriel Fry, .... ....
Penna Archives, Series 5, Vol. VI.Cumberland Co Militia, cont’d.
261 4th BN, 2nd Co.Capt Samuel PATTON, May 10, 1780.Lt David Shields [1778 HAMILTON tax list]
279 4th Battalion, 2nd Co28 Aug 1780Col. Saml Culbertson -much more complete list than p 261.
Capt Samuel PattonLieut David Shields [both 1778 HAMILTON tax list]
Privates 2nd class- David Sourpike (Sowerpack) [1778 HAMILTON tax list]
Privates 7th class- Robert PATTON, Jno Moore, Jos Henderson, Wm Dixon [R Patton also 1778 HAM]
312 4th Battalion, 2nd Co., Cumb. Co.(same list May 1781- p. 287; same list 12 Sep 1782 on p 310)
Col. Samuel Culbertson.12 Sept. 1782
Capt. Samuel PATTON[his bro Jas was Capt of 3rd Co.]
Pvt. 7th class- Robert PATTON. [bro of Samuel per ref. (413)] [Robert was born late 1740's, m 1775 Elizabeth Elder, had 5 sons. I would love to have their names!!]
315 4th BATT, 7th Co.(1782?)Capt Thomas McDowell*, ens. Saml McHatten. Pvts in 1st class- Christn Fryley (Freley)*Pvts in 7th class: James PATTON*, James Parkhill*, Arch’d McHatto, Wm Meaner, Jno Craven*, Jos Lowrey.*named in 1779 PETERS Twp tax list.
353 5th BATT., Capt Sam’l Lemmon’s Co. 1780.Pvt in 2nd class Danl McClintock; 4th class Joseph PATTON.(Both later to Bourbon Co Ky)
357 5th BN, Capt Wm Kerr, 1781-2 in 4th class- Jo’s PATTON, Jos Solenberger, Nath’l Leonard
367-8Roster of officers in 6th Cumberland battalion, 31 July 1777. (Seems to be the initial organization of this battalion)
Col. Saml Culbertson
1st Co Capt Geo Crawford
2nd Co Capt Patrick Jack
3rd Co Capt Samuel PATTON [Samuel Patton, 1741-1821, md Elizab McKinney. Will dated 1821. He died in Hamilton Twp]
4th Co Capt James PATTON[James Patton, 1734-1821, md Mary Newell. Will dated 1821
5th Co Capt Jas Culbertson
6th Co. Capt Wm Huston
7th Co Capt Robt McCoy
8th Co. Capt John McConnell
372 6th BN Oct 1777 3rd Class- Capt Samuel PATTON, 1st Lt Thos McDowell etc
375 6th Batt, 7th Class, March 1778 Col. Saml Culbertson
Capt. [Robert McCoy. Killed 1 May 1778 per ref. (413) ]
Pvts- Robert Patton, Saml Erwin, Jas Enslow, Robert Dickey, Thos Allison, AdamWillson, Thos Hogge, Alexdr Bigger, Jas Calhoun (biog. in 413) (413) = Fendrick, Virginia, “Am Rev Soldiers of Franklin Co Penna”, 1944.
381 6th BATT, 4th Class. In service July 1778Capt James PATTEN, only 6 pvts.
419 6th Battalion, [John] Hodge's Co. of Cumberland Militia30 July 1781[NEWTOWN TWP]
Capt. John Hodges.Lieut. Matthew Thompson; Ensign Ezek Mitchell; pvts- Cord Bready+, Wm Glass+, David Herron Sr+, David Herron Jr+, Zach Archer+, Jno Aikman+ (+ all on 1781 Newtown tax list)
Pvts 4th class- Robert Patton*, Jas Scroggs*, Wm Herron, Titus Myler*, WmAikman, Gaven Adams*, Robert Mickey*.* names appear on 1782 Newtown Tp tax list, which shows “Robert Patton (Harron’s land)”
437 6th Battalion, HodgesCo, Cumb Co. . . . 1782 Capt. John Hodges [NEWTOWN]
Pvt 4th class- Robert Patton, (same names as p. 419)
445 __ BATT, Capt Samuel Finton’s Co. 4th cl pvts- John PATTON, Saml Reed, Robt Christy etc
461 7th BATT, 8th class, in service March 1778.Capt Thos Clark, 1st Lt Wm Neelson. Pvts Joseph PATTON, Jos Shields, John McClintock.
475 7th BATT 4th Co.Col Jas Purdy May 1, 1780. John PATTON, Valentine Eikelberger etc
572 8th BATT, Capt Jas Horrell’s Co.In service in Northumberland 1782- John PATTON ....
576 8th Battalion, 3rd Co., Cumb Co.... 1782 [ANTRIM TWP- see tax lists in PA 3: xx: 390-394]
Capt. James Poe
1st Lieut Joseph PATTON.2nd Lieut Jacob Statler. Corp Wm Newell
PvtRobert Patton; Wm McDonell, Arch Buchanan, Wm McKee, Henry Grindle,David Witherspoon (long list- all classes lumped together)
582 8th Batt, 3rd Cumb Co., undated.Lt Joseph PATTON in class roll (= 1st lt Joseph Patton, under Capt Wm Long 1777 per online index card)[Joseph apparently went to Bourbon Co Ky about 1785] Other pvts- Robert PATTON, Henry Grindle, Jacob Grindle. [Antrim Twp per tax lists]
583 8th Battalion, 3rd Co. Cumberland Co.... date?ANTRIM TWP per Egle, who gives muster roll of 23 Oct 1777 which was not published in the Pa Archives muster lists. Also see page 576 above.
Capt. James Poe; Lieuts same as above
Pvt. 4th classRobert Patton, Wm Kelley, Jos Lowrey, Jacob Bancord. [affiliations of this Robert Patton unclear at present]
602 “A muster Roall of Capt. Samuel Patton’s Company of the third class of Cumberland County Melite for the Sarvis of the State of Pennsylvania...”Capt Samuel PATTON, Lt Ezikel Sample ... “Legonere, June 22nd, 1779, Mustered then Capt SP’s Company as specified in the above roll Col John Thomson, D.M.M. & R. P. M.”List duplicated on p 609, dated Apr 27, 1779.
613 Payroll of Capt. James Douglas's Co. of Cumberland Co Militia detached to Northumberland Co. under command of Col. Thos Gibson 1 Aug 1779.
Robert Patton, Moses Hood, Jas Kerr, Jos Mitchell
640 Capt James Irwin’s payroll of a volunteer party that marched to Frankstown in 1781 (9 days).Lt John PATTON. Pvts Hugh PATTON, William PATTON, Robert Breveard, Wm Meek, John Ewin, John Rear. [W Pennsboro?]
653 Capt George Hayes payroll for Sept 12th to Nov. 11th, 1782.Lt John Boys, Ens Simon Scouton.Pvts Thomas PATTON, William PATTON, Daniel Horsinger, Jacob Horsinger, Chas Cuckstone, Abraham Todhunter*, Jas Hedelstone*, Wm Hedelstone*, Joshua Datley, Jas Greenlee. Jas Rodman*. Those marked * found on 1778 Millford Tp tax list; no Pattons listed here. Perhaps they were too young to be on tax list?
9(Penna Archives, Series 5, Vol. VII )-“Muster Rolls of Associators and Militia of the County of Lancaster”
7 First Company of HEMPFIELD Twp,1 Sept 1775
Corpl Jas Barber
1st Lt Robt Barker
2nd Lt Samuel Barker
Ens. James PATTEN
Pvts-Solomon PATTENet al.
15 List of Captains whose companies of Militia went to Jersey in Aug 1776, were absent till Jan and Feb 1777.
Watson, Jas, company commanded by Lt John PATTON
28 First Battalion of the Flying Camp of Lancaster Cp Pa, 1776.“Penna. Furnished, apart from three state regiments, 4500 troops for the so-called ‘Flying Camp’.”Officers of the 9th Company:Capt Danl Oldenbrook, 1st Lt Abraham Smith, Court Martial Men- Robert PATTON, Peter Miller
32 Muster roll, First Salisbury Co. and 8th Class of the 1st Battalion of Lancaster Militia commanded by Gen George Stewart, 20 Nov 1780.in 4th Class-William PATTON
40 4th class. Persons who furnished substitutes- Wm PATTON
45 1st Batt., 8th Co. Lanc Militia, 1781. Wm Brisbane, Capt.in 4th class- William PATTON, Garet Cowan, Archd McNeal, John Armor etc.
51 same as p 45, 1782 muster list
70-74 List of each & every white male person residing within the district in 8th Co of 1st Battalion of Lanc Co between the ages of 18 and 53 years, taken for the year 1782.Capt Wm Brisben [Brisbane] (1), Ensign Geo Whitehill (2)
2nd cl- Michael Graham [Apparently the son of Jared Graham, who lived ca 1750 in eastern Salisbury twp, on Chester Co border- he was in W Nott Tp Chester Co 1737. Michael named in Jared’s will of 1777 (B 668)]
4th cl- John Douglass
William PATTON [appar son of Thomas Patton of Salisb Twp, will dated 1811, probated 1812]
Cristen Curtz [1810 census- living near Thos Patton in Salisbury Twp
Thos Slemons Jr [1745-1815, d on Pequea Creek, Salisb Tp]
John Armor [not in tax lists. In 1810 “Widow Armour” living very close to Thos Patton (will, 1811-12)]
Thomas Skiles [1779 and 1782 Leacock tax lists- not found other twps.]
James Whitehill [see note 2 below]
Men named Lytle, Wisher and Wyke on these lists- these unusual names found very close to Jas and Thos Patton 1810.
(1) Wm Brisbane (1758-1809), md Elizab Watson.
(2) James Whitehill (SR) was b 1 Feb 1700 in Renfrewshire, or Ulster, marr twice. He lived immediately adj to Robert Patton (d 1745) of Salisbury Twp and served as admin of his estate as well as estate of Robert Patton (d 1755) of Sadsbury Twp., Lanc. Co.The latter Robert Patton md Ann JONES.JW died 2 Feb 1766 and is bur Pequea Pres Ch Cem.
James Whitehill had a large family including James, b 1 Jan 1725, above. and John (1729-1815, bur Pequea Cem, who then had a son named George (1760-1821), likely the ensign named above. Thus the Whitehill family had a very close tie to the Pattons.
The above analysis should demonstrate that William Patton who served w/ this militia group was in fact from Salisbury Twp, and surely theco- executor of the will of his father Thomas in 1812.This conclusion shows that the service claim in DAR application for William Patton in national # 699, 644 (submitted 1983, approved 1986) is incorrect.In said application a different William Patton is named, who was born on 21 April 1761 in Penna (not Va as given on the application) and died in Harrison Co Va. on 28 July 1826.This latter man had a large desecendancy. Efforts will be made to find a RW service record for him.
(Penna Archives, Series 5, Vol. VII )
117 Roll of the Officers of the 2nd Battalion of Lancaster Co Militia commanded by Lt. Col. Thomas Edwards.1780
Maj Valentine Shouffer
Quarter Master Robert PATTON, appointed May 9th
145 same list as p 117, including captains
197 Capt Thomas Robinson’s Co. of MOUNTJOY TWP. commencing April the 20 Annoque 1778.Pvt Nathan PATTON. [Nathan wrote his will in 1779, probated 9 April 1783- no issue]
198 Capt Robert McKee’s Co of first class of Col. Lowrey’s Battal. on guard at Middeltown April 24th 1778. Capt Robinson’s Co- Nathan PATTON and 2 other men in small detachment.
204 repeats page 197 list- but dated 24 Aug 1778.
338 4th BATTAL. Capt James Cowden’s Company, commanded by Col James Buval?? esq.13 March 1776.
David PATTON etc [PAXTANG TP apparently]
385 4th BATTALION, 8th Class, Capt John Gilchrest’s Co of L. Co Mil.1778
2nd class- Andrew Smith, George Shupe, John Flemin, David PATTON etc
399 4th BATT- abt same list as p. 338, dated 23 Oct 1779.
410 same as p 399
415 4th Battalion of Lancaster Co Militia. Officers, returned 26 Aug 1789. Seventh Company:
Capt James PATTON [on 1779 Hempfield Twp tax list]
Lieut. Christian Ferree [also 1779 Hempfield][John Furree had land close to Hugh Patton in Hempfield- map]
Ens. Christian Taylor [freeman in 1779 Hempfield tax list]
432 4th BATTAL. 7th Co., roster of men 18-53 for the year 1782. Capt James PATTON*, Lt Chr. Taylor, Sgt Jacob Forry*, Ens Jos Hogantobler (Hougendobler*),John Newcomer*, Jacob Shallenberger*, John and Henry Muma* etc. *all on 1782 HEMPFIELD tax list, see Penna Archives series 3.
440 4th Battalion return of officers 15 April 1783.Lt Col Ludwick Myer [1779 Hempfield tax]; Maj Nathan. Giegl; Capts.I.James PATTON
448 4th BATT., Capt Christian Domer, under Col Frederick Sigler. Pvts in 8th class- Christian Kaufmann Sr, Benj Hostater, Michael Ruply, Geo Olwiler, Isaac Kaggy, Thomas PATTON.
454 4th BATT, return of 1st class,Col Ludwig Meyer.In 7th company is a Capt [James] Patton,[ This regt mostly German soldiers. Undated.] [Last 3 entries HEMPFIELD TWP by comparison w/ tax lists]
458 5th BATT., First Co., Lanc Co Mil., Capt Jas Crawford and Capt Robert Buyers, Baergen Town Camp, Sept 4, 1776.John Armer. William PATTON.Original list in poss of James Buyer, esq of Honey Brook, Chester Co., Pa.
512 “Election for Militia officers held at Samuel Simpson’s in MARTICK Twp.We certify that John PATTON was chosen Capt., Peter Simpson lieut., David McDermand ensign. 12 May 1783.The above Capt John PATTON has declined the same and sent in his resignation, 20 June 1783.”
567 Officers of SIXTH Battalion, 26 Aug 1780. Seventh Co. Capt John PATTON, Lt. Peter Simpson, Ens David McDermont.
576 List of Capt John PATTON’s Co., 7th co. of SIXTH Batt., under Jas Taylor, May 1781. (list follows)
581 Roll of MARTICKS Militia, being the 7th Company of SIXTH Battalion, Lancaster Co., June 1781. [Same officers as on p. 576]
592 Muster roll, 7th class of 6th Battal., 20 Oct 1781. Capt John PATTON. [refernces on pgs 512 through 592 all refer to the same John Patton, clearly].
594 Muster roll, 2nd company, SIXTH Battalion.1781. Capt Robt Campbell, Lt Isaac Walker, ens David McCoul.pvts in 1st class- John PATTON, John Walker, John Cameron.
597 “Capt. Robert Campble’s Company of Militia of LITTLE BRITAIN [township] Undated-- John Patton, pvt.
605 7th co, SIXTH Battal. May 1782. Capt John PATTON
617 Muster roll of all white male inhabitants of MARTICK Twp, 7th Co, SIXTH Battalion...
Pvts in 7th class,- John PATTON, miller.
(Penna Archives, Series 5, Vol. VII- LANCASTER CO militia cont’d)
640 7th Battalion, Lanc Co. “Account of the Militia Draught made in the West End of STRASBURGH Twp.”; undated but 1776-7 based on comparison w/ other lists.Capt James Brown.Pvts- James PATTON, Martin Bear, Wm Bell, Christly Byers .....
651 Militia Draught made in SAULSBURY TWP... (undated) Capt Wm Brisbane.Pvts Thomas, William PATTON.
710 7th Battalion, 7th Class, muster roll on a tour of duty at Lancaster. Dated 20 Oct 1781.Sergt. James PATTON.Capt Robert McKee.
768 7th Battalion, 7th Co.7 May 1782. Capt. Robert McKee.In 7th class- pvt. James PATTON.
799 Roll of 8th BATT of Lanc Co from EARL Twp., Col. Peter Grubb, destined for the defense of Philadelphia 1 June 1776. [Note - this is prior to the Declaration]
813 Muster roll of 8th Battalion of Lanc. Co., Col. Peter Grubbs, ordered for the defense of Philadelphia1776.Postscript- 18 Nov. 1777. New officers in 6th Company- Capt Jas Barber, 1st Lt Robert Barber Jr, Ens. James PATTON.(EARL TWP- see above)
971 Poor Associators in STRAUSBERG Twp., Lancaster Co. who went to the camps in Col John Ferree’s Battal in Aug 1776... relief extended to their disturbed families.. James PATTON, left a wife and child ....
1000 10th BATTAL. Class roll of 2nd Company, Lanc Co, 12 April 1781. David PATTON in 2nd class, many of same names as on pp 399, 410. Hence maybe PAXTANG TWP?
1032 10th BATT, MacMillan’s Co., 1782.David PATTON.
1064 Muster roll of a company lately commissioned by Capt James Watson in Col. Thomas Porter’s Battal. of Lanc Co., now under command of Lieut John PATTON- on their march for the camp in the Jerseys.Drummer Robt Hamilton. Mustered and passed at Lancaster 13 Aug 1776.38 privates. [This is later Col. John Patton]
1069 Part of Capt Robert Campbell’s Co of Militia, Col Thomas Porter’s Battalion, destined for camp in the Jerseys.22 pvts incl Hugh PATTON.Mustered and passed review at Lancaster on 15 Aug 1776. [Hugh b 1753 Ireland, m Elizabeth Hanna 1778 in Lancaster city]
1073 Capt. Andrew Graaf’s Co, L. Co Militia (per page 1075), ustered at Philadelphia on July 16, 1776.Pvt John PATTON, to the Flying Camp.
1077 Capt Robert McCallen’s Co of Col Bartram Galbreath’s Battal of Lanc Co Militia, 20 Aug 1776.destind for camp in the Jerseys.ens Thos McCallen, 37 pvts incl a John PATTON, Thos Espy etc
1129 Capt Robert Campble’s Co of Mil in Little Britain Township, Lanc Co 1781. Lt Isaac Walker, pvts- 1st class John PATTON...3rd class(another) John PATTON.This list DOES NOT duplicate the one found on p 1069, also under the same capt but earlier in the war.
1146 Assessment of grain and forage for the Army in 1778?
David PATTON, 3 bu wheat, 2 bu forage.
PENNA Archives Vol 5 volume VIII
430 Northampton Associators and Militia.3rd Co.6th Batt.May 1778.Capt John Nilson, 1st Lt Hugh Gaston. Pvtsin Class 7- Samuel PATTON, Garret Middaugh, Saml Parry etc
553 Northampton Associators and Militia.Payroll of Capt Timothy Janes’ Co, 7th class of Northampton Co Mil., 23 April 1778. Lt John Bush,Pvt Samuel PATTON, Abraham Arnald, Jno Vanater, Nat Britten.
559 Northampton Associators and Militia.Payroll of Capt John Nelson’s Co., June 1779.Samuel PATTON, Zeboeth Brittain, ca 30 pvts in all.
605 Northampton Associators and Militia.Payroll of Capt Timothy Janes’ Co., 1781. About 20 names, including Samuel PATTON.
606 Northampton Associators and Militia.Payroll of Capt John Neilson’s Co., 1781.Samuel PATTON, Leboeth Brittain, Ephraim and Robert Simonton. [It would appear that there were two men named Samuel Patton here].
682 Captain Thomas Robinson’s Detachment of Seven Months’ Men, in service of the Frontier of the State of Pa., to 1st June 1781.12 men, incl John PATTON.
684 List of 6 and 7 months’ men, 58 total, including John PATTON.
Penna Archives Series 6, vol II.
WASHINGTON CO MILITIA
136 Capt Thomas Renkon’s Co, 4th Battal. W. Co Mil., March 1782.Pvt Hugh PATTON
153 Capt Peter Kidd’s Militia Roll, Lt John Hays, Co of Washington.(1782) 7th class- privates David PATTON, Thos Edgington, John Huston etc
288 1782 Westmoreland Co- Men of the 7th class called upon for duty in running the line.Joseph PATTON, Isaac Oldham 288Pvt Joseph PATTON, 4th BN, Capt John Vanmeter- pd L1.11.6 for “running the line between this state and Virginia” June 6-14, 1782.
289 Capt John VanMeter’s Co. 4th WM Militia.Jos PATTON, Isaac Oldman.
333 Capt William Guthrie’s Co of Westmoreland Rangers, discharged 15 Jan 1781.Samuel Lefever (killed), Isaac PATTON (killed), Thomas PATTON, et al.
346 Following names have received sums for services in Militia of Westmoreland Co in 1782 and before.The Estate of Isac (sic) PATTON 10- 10s -10d, etc.
421 Capt Charles Lukens’ Co, York Town, 1776.Thomas PATTON
542 Capt Lard’s Co., 1st Company of Col Rosses Battalion, 6th York Co Militia, April ye 26th 1778.Thomas PATTON.
582 Enlistment paper of John PATTON in Capt ... Caldwell’s Co., 8th Batt of York Co, signed 4th July 1780 by mark.
630 Capt. Abraham Furrey’s payroll, July-Sept 1781, York Co.Sgts (3)- Anthony PATTON.... About 50 privates, including Alexander Zollinger.
633 Capt. Samuel Fulton’s Company, York Militia, Aug thru Oct 1781.Cpls. Jas Cowhick, John PATTON, Jos Hawkins. [see p 809]
649 Capt. William Lindsay’s payroll, Dec 1781-Feb 1782, Anthony PATTON, Peter Arndt, Mathias Cabless, Jonas Rudisill, ....
659 Capt. Thomas Clingan’s Company, Aug through Oct 1782.Sgt Anthony PATTON.[Anthony was born about 1759, brother to John Patton Jr, both sons of John Patton Sr of Hamiltonbann Twp.John Jr married Elizabeth Clingan, sister to Thomas Clingan.Both John and Anthony P moved to Washington Co Tenn.]
809 Capt Saml Fullton’s Co York Co Mil., guarding the convention prison, Sept 1781 Cpls John PATTON, Jas Hawkins.
838 Lt Col Thos Robinson’s Co 1st Pa Regt.Nov 1780John PATTON.
881 Pennsylvania prisoners of War who were not exchanged prior to 15th Aug 1778.Lt Robert PATTON of the Flying Camp ....